For instance, Friar Lawrence, Romeo's mentor, indirectly caused the two lover's deaths by enabling their spontaneous marriage to one another, "In one respect / I'll thy assistant be; For this alliance may so happy prove To turn your households' rancor to pure love" (2.4 90-92). Although the Friar had had good intentions, his aid only worsened the situation further. The agreement to marry the pair of lovers, sealed their tragic fates in holy matrimony. Shakespeare emphasizes the Friar’s failure in this very decision, further foreshadowing to the audience of a conflict to come as a result of disastrous impetuosity. As in this case, the Friar’s amenable demeanor accompanied his hasty decision, ultimately dooming Romeo and Juliet.
Firstly, Friar Laurence married Romeo and Juliet knowing that their families hated each other and that it could end very poorly (Shakespeare 944-45). Friar knew this was a bad idea, but he continued with it and married the two. However, if he did not do this he would never be in trouble and Romeo and Juliet would then have to get married the ordinary way, thus, letting both families know. Next Friar decides to give Juliet a vial which will put her in a death-like state and sends a letter to Romeo about the plan, but it does not get to him (Shakespeare 993-1012). If Friar Laurence did not give Juliet the vial, Romeo would not kill himself because he thinks Juliet is dead.
The feud also caused the fights which led to Romeo’s banishment. Friar Lawrence allowed Romeo and Juliet to get married in secret which caused conflict in the story. The feud and Friar Laurence are to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The feud prevented Romeo and Juliet from being happily married. In Act I scene v,Juliet says, “My only love, sprung from my only hate!
Nonetheless one person is at most to blame and his name is Friar Lawrence. Marrying Romeo and Juliet so quickly without thinking is one reason Friar Lawrence is to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo beseeches Friar Lawrence to marry him and Juliet
The thing is that even after they kiss and find out who they really are, they still decide to continue their relationship. “Can I go forward when my heart us here?/Turn back, dull earth, and find thy center out.”(2.1.1-2) By making this choice to go back to see Juliet. Romeo gets himself in an intense situation because if he is caught, he will be killed. His is knowingly risking his life to be with her and does not seem to mind. Juliet also mentions that maybe they are going too fast and he could not really love her, but she ignores it and indulges herself to the idea of marrying
This extract presents a foreshadowing to the hurried way Romeo and Juliet engage in their wedding, indicating that something terrible is bound to happen. This extract is an insight that reveals it’s meaning in a clearer way than Friar Lawrence’s previous quote. Juliet’s engagement to Paris causes them to make the radical decision to get married. Neither of them considers what outcome is likely to happen because of their marriage, like the reactions of their families’ and Paris. Their marriage causes upsetting fatalities leading to their deaths.
The end of this story isn’t pretty, so whose fault was it? Friar Lawrence is the character most to blame for the tragic events in Romeo and Juliet because he was the character who assisted throughout the entire situation that Romeo and Juliet had. He agreed to marry the young lovers even though he was aware that their families were feuding, and he aided in Romeo and Juliet
Friar Lawrence advised Romeo and Juliet to get married despite the ongoing feud between their families. Out of pure selfishness the Friar married them because in his mind if he could bring the two houses together, he would be considered a hero. The Friar not once considered what may happen if his plan were to backfire and do the opposite. “For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (Shakespeare 411). The friar marrying Romeo and Juliet was the first step into the domino affect of their
Shakespeare writes, “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; for this alliance may so happy prove To turn your households’ to rancor to pure love” (Ⅱ.Ⅳ.90-92). The evidence shows Friar agreeing to wed the two because it could end the feud. Friar should have denied Romeo request because if they hadn’t gotten married, they could have been less overwhelmed and lived their whole life. The Friar had good intentions, but he just wasn’t realistic enough. Later in the play, Paris wanted to marry Juliet, so the parents arranged it and Juliet was not pleased.
This shows that fate was most certainly working against Romeo and Juliet because Friar John being quarantined was a random occurrence that no one had counted on. Fate made everything that was planned, go wrong which resulted in Romeo and Juliet dying, just like it said they would in the